It's the age old question that has defined a generation, made enemies of friends, and incensed teenyboppers everywhere: Christina or Britney? Critics might say (incorrectly) that the two are interchangeable, that they sound the same, and that their songs are produced by the same people. Even though there might be some truth to these accusations, there is a pretty significant difference between Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Especially as time has passed, and the two have grown up.
Aguilera has gone on to star as one of the judges on The Voice and impress everyone with her amazing impressions, while Spears became a mother of two and is now doing Vegas like a boss. But when Aguilera did an impression of Spears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the moment went viral and reignited a controversy that has been brewing for years. Although the two started out together on the Disney Channel's The Micky Mouse Club, they kept their distance when they came to fame in the '90s.
So, in honor of a battle that has been raging for years, let's put their lyrics to the test and pose the question that will ring out in infamy for centuries to come: Christina or Britney? Find out how well you know the pop princesses' lyrics below.
1. "Cameras flashin' while we're dirty dancin'."
Both girls were dirty dancing champs, but this lyric is straight up Brit, from her song "Gimme More."
2. "Table dancing, glasses are crashing."
Although both the pop stars could hold their own in a club, this lyric is from Aguilera's badass song "Drrrty."
3. "Hormones racing at the speed of light / But that don't mean it's gotta be tonight."
Neither Aguilera nor Spears were innocent angels (their lyrics prove that), but Aguilera owned it from the beginning with lyrics like this from "Genie in a Bottle."
4. "I've had enough / I'm not your property."
This might be a Spears lyric (from her song "Stronger"), but I'm pretty sure Aguilera would agree with it wholeheartedly.
5. "'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture / I wouldn't know how to be this way now and never back down."
Get it girl. This lyric is from every girl's anthem, "Fighter," by Christina Aguilera.
6. "The reason I breathe is you."
Awww. So sweet, right? Except that it appears in a Spears song titled "Hit My Baby One More Time," so maybe it's not so endearing.
7. "You're dangerous, I'm lovin' it."
It's Britney, b****, as sung in "Toxic."
8. "In your eyes I know I'll find the light / To light my way."
Christina Aguilera poured her heart out in this ballad, "I Turn to You."
9. "The old me's gone / I feel brand new."
Sing it, grrrl. Christina belted this one out in "Not Myself Tonight."
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